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  • 01:01

    Black Lives Series Pt10: Pan-Africanism with Dr. Shalem Coulibaly

    in Culture

    The World of Ideas Show tonight 6/28/15 @8:30PM EST. After the weekly review of the week, host Kasaun Henry introduces Part 10 of the “Black Lives Series.” On this episode, Kasaun interviews Dr. Shalem Coulibaly, who will discuss his vision of Pan-Africanism in the twenty-first century.

    Dr. Shalem Coulibaly has a doctor of philosophy degree from the the University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne. He has taught at several high schools in France as well as in the universities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ougadougou. He was former collaborated with YIISA and Yale University. He wrote articles focused on globalization, modern African political and social history (regional focus: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa). Coulilbaly authored a the novel Dialogue With the Neck, which deals with the problem of Negros moral rearmament and investment in their cultural fundamental in the current context of globlalization.

    The "Black Lives Series" is an exploration of a number of significant Black-American themes and issues that shed light on the state and future of black people in the twenty-first century. Some of these are, black identity, black solidarity, black culture and its triumphs and flaws, black education, incarceration, leadership and more. Kasaun attempts to clear the midst of the flawed perception of race and culture in America and lay down a path for positive change.

  • 01:00

    Guest:Martin Katz/Producer/Maps to the Stars/A Dangerous Method

    in Movies

    Martin Katz is Founder and President of Prospero Pictures. One of the most prolific feature film producers in Canada, Katz’s credits include Hotel Rwanda, which was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, and Bronwen Hughes’ Stander, which the London Observer called “the greatest heist film since Reservoir Dogs.” Maps to the Stars starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson, represents Katz’s fourth collaboration with celebrated director David Cronenberg, following A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche, and Spider, starring Ralph Fiennes. Katz’s most recent television project Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… is an Award-winning series co-produced with Rocket Pictures. It features some of the most renowned musicians in the world in conversation and performance with Costello, including Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Elton John, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed and Sting, among others. Katz holds degrees in law from the University of Toronto and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and has served as Professor of Law at the French-language Université de Moncton and as Special Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Toronto. Katz is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:30


    in Lifestyle

    As a lover of linguistics and reading, Paige has always had a passion for the language arts and travel. This passion has transformed into the business of a lifetime. Please join us on a small group guided tour of Paris.

    Paige Engle is an advocate for children learning foreign languages and is devoted to helping children and adults become life-long learners. This passion resulted in the founding of several businesses: Paris by Paige, The Language Mom and

    As a world traveler, Paige has visited more than 20 countries and over 300 cities world-wide. Her corporate career in management included marketing an international travel product for a major airline and as an air transportation trainer/ supervisor. Paige and her husband, Peter, have been married  over 10 years and are the parents of a son, Robert (who is trilingual, by the way). She has served on the board of Wisconsin Women’s Entrepreneurs and  was President-Elect of Women’s Focus, Inc.

    Paige’s love for language, travel, culture and reading began as a child when she was placed in a French immersion school. After studying French and International Business at both Mount Holyoke and Mount Mary Colleges, Paige spent three years in France studying at La Sorbonne in Paris, and the Institute de Touraine in Tours.

    In addition to reading, writing and speaking French fluently, Paige tutors children and adults in French as a Conversation Specialist and is dedicated to raising her son to be bilingual. At five years old, Robert is fluent in both French, English and had added German to the mix. Paige also has a  basic knowledge of Japanese, Spanish, Italian and is learning German.

    Find Paige HERE: www.parisbypaige.com



  • 00:57

    Create Your Bliss w/Nika Annon Interviews Anyes Cartry

    in Self Help

    Anyes Cartry is originally from France, where she studied psychology and linguistics at La Sorbonne  University, Paris before moving to California in 1989. Her urge to move to California to discover alternative psychological methods to heal people in distress was in great part fueled by her witnessing of her elder brother’s psychological suffering; he eventually committed suicide in 1992. Having been too young at the time to be of significant help, she was determined to continue exploring the spirit-mind-heart-body relationship to help people find more balance, harmony, well-being, communication and purpose in their lives.

    She has helped many clients come back to balance and experience a significant increase in well-being through the combined benefits of Carl Jung’s alchemical processes, and Milton Erickson and David Quigley’s hypnotherapy techniques (healing through your own subconscious mind).

    Anyes is presently part of the trainer's track at the Alchemical Institute of Hypnotherapy in Santa Rosa, CA where she has been assisting in the training for the last 6 years, and continues to expand her education with advanced workshops, including prenatal and perinatal trauma and NLP.  Anyes has a practice in Penn Valley, another one in Nevada City and is also available a few days a month - at Spa Therapy, Yuba City.

    She also gives phone sessions at an international level in France, Belgium, Canada and South America. www.2healyourself.com

  • 00:34

    Passion, Personality and Marketing

    in Business

    Heather Markel, BullBuster and founder of BullBuster Café®, offers small business owners food for thought to boost their potential via creative and individualized marketing strategies.

    Both a certified life coach and an associate certified coach (ACC), she has gained valuable experience from her 21 years working in sales, marketing, and customer service.  She speaks 6 languages and has lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries, which helped her develop a deep connection with Expatriates that continues to this day.  Before starting The BullBuster Café, she ran Culture Transition Coaching to help Expats transition to new cultures.  She then founded, and still leads, The Expat Coach Association and The Expat Coach Directory, both of which help to market and increase the exposure of Expat Coaches around the globe. In addition to a degree from George Washington University, focusing on International Relations, Heather studied at the London School of Economics, La Sorbonne, and Centro di Cultura Italiana in Italy.  Her first business was Heather’s Handbags®, created roughly 10 years ago. She has served on the Board of Directors of The International Coach Federation since 2009, and recently became President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Business Referral Group (BRG1).  She periodically volunteers with the ASPCA, and with Big Apple Greeter, giving foreign tourists a New Yorker’s perspective of The Big Apple. 


  • 00:56

    The Healing Wisdom of Africa-Malidoma Some-Elders and The Community In The West

    in Health

    In this fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of the Dagara people of West Africa, shaman and scholar Dr.Malidoma Some, introduces Western readers to the rituals that breathe meaning into the daily lives of African seekers. Educated in the West,Dr.Some holds three masters and two Ph.Ds.and is the author of four books,including his autobiography:"Of Water and The Spirit".and"The Healing Wisdom of Africa". .Dr.Some' is an initiated Elder and shaman or high priest, he expounds on the significance of"Initiating Change".  As a house quest of Baba Wesley Gray and his wife, Dr. Dora Gray, Dr.Malidoma Some',introduced the Grays to the African Yam and other vegetables along with the diet and health customs of his community,the Dagara people of Burkiina Faso,West Africa."There is no doubt that,at this time in history,Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul.The West'sprogressive turning away from functioning spiritual values;its total disregard for the environment and the protection of natural resources;the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty,drugs,andcrime;spiraling unemployment and economic disarray;and growing intolerance toward people of color and the values of other cultures all of these trends,if unchecked,will eventually bring about a terrible self-destruction.In the face of all this global chaos,the only possible hope is self-transformation.Unless we find new ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply,both indigenous cultures and those in the West will continue to fade away,dismayed that all the wonders of technology,all the many philosophical'isms'and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend."Dr.Malidoma Patrice Some 

    Be sure to visit sites:- www.drumsofchangedotcom  and 


  • 01:00

    The Naked Truth: Student by Day. Tourist by Night.

    in Culture

    We interview Andrea Bouchaud, an e-book writer and blogger on the experience of studying abroad and immersion into the French language and culture as an American student. A French major at Rutgers University, she studied abroad in Paris for a year at the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV. Andrea graduated from Rutgers in 2009 with a Bachelors in French. In August 2013, she published Twenty in Paris: A Young American Perspective of Studying Abroad in Paris with Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. She lives in Dallas, TX.


    Talk radio host managing editor of NEWD Magazine Tiffani Knowles  and Crystal Dundas gab for an hour about trends, music,  faith and much more. Every week we interview a super cool guest appealing to a faith-filled, urban twentysomething market.

  • 00:31

    Synesthesia in School Age Children

    in Parents

    Host Ange Eaton

    Part II – Synesthesia In Childhood

    Angela’s second guest in the series is Dr. Julia Simner, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh on January 29th. Dr Simner now runs the Synaesthesia & Sensory Integration Lab, where she examines cross-modal mappings in people with synaesthesia and in the population at large. Dr Simner is a cognitive neuropsychologist who studied in languages, language sciences and experimental psychology at the Universities of Paris/Sorbonne, Oxford, Toronto, and Sussex.

    Synesthesia is an inherited condition which causes unusual perceptions or associations, triggered by everyday activities like reading, speaking, or eating. For example, synaesthetes might perceive colours when listening to music, or tastes in the mouth when reading words. Synaesthesia has been linked to differences in white/grey matter structure, and can involve direct sensory crossing (e.g., sound to vision), or can be mediated by higher level functions such as language. Her work examines the prevalence, cognition, perception, inheritence, neuroscience, aesthetics and history of synaesthesia. She also examines sensory integration in the general population, and how sensory perception influences language processing.

  • 01:03

    Discussion on the Middle East with Frank Romano

    in Books

    Frank Romano earned a PhD at University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne.

    He is a Maître de conférences (assistant tenured professor) at the University of Paris Oueste in the Anglo-American Literature and Civilization Department and a member of the California and Marseille Bars.

    At present, he teaches law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris Oueste and practices law in France and in the United States.

    The author actively organizes and participates in interfaith events involving Jews, Moslems and Christians in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Romano has also authored a book entitled Storm Over Morocco, Globalization of Antitrust Policies (Mondialisation des politiques de concurrence), Love and Terror in the Middle Eastand a book of poems entitled Crossing Over.

    Visit Mr. Romano's web-site @ http://www.frankromano-lt.com.

  • 01:01

    The Study Abroad Experience with Andrea Bouchaud

    in Education

    Andrea Bouchaud began her love affair with France at the tender age of 13. As the granddaughter of a 

    Frenchman who gave up his language and culture to become American, Andrea always wondered what 

    it meant to be French besides having a last name that no one could spell or pronounce. French foreign 

    language studies all throughout high school and college only whetted her thirst for more knowledge. When 

    she was twenty years old, Andrea studied abroad in Paris for a year at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 

    Paris IV.

    The experience was not what she hoped it would be. Her first semester in Paris was plagued with 

    disappointment, frustration and the ups and downs that come with being twenty years old. Andrea almost 

    gave up on her dream to live in France but persevered and stayed the year. Studying abroad was not just 

    a chance to connect with her French roots and improve her linguistic skills; It was a chance to grow into 

    an adult. In 2009, Andrea graduated from Rutgers with a Bachelors degree in French. In August 2013, she 

    published Twenty in Paris: A Young American Perspective of Studying Abroad in Paris and its sequel The 

    Paris Diaries: The Study Abroad Experience Uncensored in April 2014 with Kindle Direct Publishing on 

    Amazon. She lives in Dallas, TX.

  • 00:32

    MYTH WARRIORS! “I am scared. My fear is holding me back in life.” - Part 2

    in Business

    In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. We are warriors fighting to establish clarity between what is accurate and what is simply a myth (or falsehood) in life. Our topic is, “I am scared. My fear is holding me back in life.” - Part 2

    Fear - “An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat:” (Oxford Dictionary) 

    We are all scared and frightened at times. We all face the option to succumb to fear or to run away from it. We will use two quotes from US leaders in Part 2 (one a former First Lady and one a former President of the United States).

    “We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” - Eleanor Roosevelt (longest serving First Lady of the US)

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.“ - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (26th President of US - delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910)

    Join me for Part 2 of 2.